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Morphettville Races - Pictorial Report

28 July 2012

The final Saturday meeting o the racing season saw all eight races taken out by South Australian trained horses including the feature the Lightning Stakes as the locals successfully held off the strong challenges of the Victorian visitors.

In the first race Conduction (Reset-Great Manners by Rubiton) proved too good finishign strongly on the inside to defeat Road Warrior with the consistent Mr Lowndes third.  The final 2yo race of the year saw a two horse war in the straight as Golden Dane (by Danerich) having his first start holding the lead but in the final stages Little Less Lip was too strong taking the lead in the shadows of the post to win with another first starter More than Eagle third.

In the third race Our Sphinx ran on strongly out wide to take control inside the final 100m and come away to win well from Where's Tim with Two Bees third.  It was only Our Sphinx's third race in SA having previously been trained in NSW.  Kosciuszko's Side had too much speed in the straight to hold off all challenges to win from the fast finishing Social Assassin with Alittlevolcanic third. 

Unser completed a early double for the Tony McEvoy stable in winning the fifth race with a strong finish with Shiny Buttons continuing his very consistent form running second with Ma Shang in third.  Lilgiggleo continued in his excellent form andafter two recent placings from a spell he kicked clear of the opposition to win the Open Hcp  from Forty Two Below with Likable Will third. 

The feature event of the day was the Lightning Stakes a Listed event over 1050m and it was the Blevic filly Avoid Lightning that proved too strong for a very smart field with runners coming from locally, Victoria and even NSW.  Taking her record to 5 wins from 6 starts Avoid Lighting defeated Vatican with the highly favoured Le Societe third.  The final race on the card was taken out by Tsarina Wonder from Victorian Constant Momentum with Fosseding Barnes third.

 In related racing news on Sunday 29th July recent South Australian jumps winner and placegetter Zaman took the next step in his jumps career winning the feature JJ Houlahan Hurdle at Sandown showing the strength of some of the visiting jumpers to SA.  While some may have commented that Victorians tend to take home a lot of the prize in both jumps and feature races in SA its always fantastic to be able to horses of the best calibre such as Zaman (and in recent times Black and Bent & Pentiffic  and on the flat Black Caviar) show there wares in front of the Adelaide audience instead of just on TV.  There is nothing like seeing a top racehorse in action live at the track.


Race 1
Race 2
Race 3
Race 4
Race 5
Race 6
Race 7 Lightning Stakes

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